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Upcoming Events

October 30, 2021

The Five Phases of Ba Zi Chinese Astrology - More than a beginner’s intro

A recommended adjunct to the Intro class, any Chinese Astrology or Feng Shui classes

Howard Chen
Howard Chen
Sonia Tan
Sonia Tan
 

The Five Phases of Ba Zi Chinese Astrology - More than a beginner’s intro

A recommended adjunct to the Intro class, any Chinese Astrology or Feng Shui classes

with Howard Chen and Sonia Tan

October 30, 2021

8am PDT, 11am EDT

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Overview

Deepen your knowledge of the Chinese metaphysical concept of the Five Elements / Five Phases - Wǔ Xíng (五行), and understand how it applies to personalities, preferences and health in Bā Zì (八字) Chinese Astrology. Do you know the differences between the Yang Wood and Yin Wood personality types and how excessive or deficient states affect the manifestations of the constitutional self? Do you understand how one’s personality and useful elements react and adapt when there are specific elements interacting with the constitutional self? Learn each of the singular 10 constitutional selves more in-depth. Learn more about the layers and context of how the presence and interactions of the other Wu Xing affects and differentiates how one’s constitutional energetic self presents both internally and externally to the world. Understand how these elements can be used as a tool to understand yourself, your relationships, and your life, including health and lifestyle choices.

PRE-REQUISITES: A) Basic and comfortable knowledge of Wǔ Xíng (五行) Five Element / Phase, and Yin / Yang theory. B) Introduction to Chinese Astrology: An introduction to the basic components of Bā Zì (八字) Chinese Astrology and Fēng Shuǐ 風水 (风水).



Outline

  • October 30, 2021 - 8am PDT, 11am EDT (3.75 hrs)
    INTRO AND CONTEXT: Introduction, brief history, and review of the San Cai, reasons for the course. Basic history, definitions and examples of San Cai (Three Essences) and Tian-Ren-Di (Heaven-Humans-Earth). Review of Ba Zi chart. Application examples.
    5E/P REVIEW AND TONG GUAN: Dispel old beliefs and knowledge of 5E, differentiate objective from subjective education of the 5E transmitted from other teachers. Review basic 5E cycles. Discussion on translation of Wu Xing. Introduction of Tong Guan.
    WOOD AND FIRE PHASE PERSONALITIES AND POLARITIES: Descriptions and discussion of Wood and Fire 5 Element/Phase personaltieis, polarities, "strong" vs "weak", with examples.
    EARTH AND METAL PHASE PERSONALITIES AND POLARITIES: Descriptions and discussion of Earth and Metal 5 Element/Phase personaltieis, polarities, "strong" vs "weak", with examples.
  • October 30, 2021 - 12:45pm PDT, 3:45pm EDT (2.5 hrs)
    WATER PHASE PERSONALITIES AND POLARITIES: Descriptions and discussion Water 5 Element/Phase personaltieis, polarities, "strong" vs "weak", with examples.
    ELEMENT/PHASE COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS: Comparative analysis review. Rankings/contrast and compare.
    ELEMENT/PHASE RELATIONSHIP ANALYSIS: Intro to the 10 God Relationships aka 5 Phases relationship analysis.
    CASE EXAMPLES PRACTICE
    Q & A: Questions and discussions.
    REVIEW AND SUMMARY: Summary and review of 5E/P, Ba Zi Birth Charts, its application to relationships, health and lifestyle.

Your Teachers

Howard Chen

Howard Chen

Howard Chen, MD, FAAMA, ABOIM, is the founder and director of The Chen Center for Integrative Medicine in Reno, NV, where he treats patients in a membership model using a blended approach of Western and Eastern principles.

Sonia Tan

Sonia Tan

Dr. Sonia F Tan, DAOM, RAc, RTCMP, licensed since 2006, is a Doctor of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine (DAOM degree), a Registered Acupuncturist, and a Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Practitioner. She is one of few certified Gold Level practitioners of the late Dr. Richard Tehfu Tan.


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Five Elements
Classical Chinese Medicine
Diagnosis



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10 heavenly stems
Three Treasures
12 Earthly Branches
Feng Shui
Balance Method
5 Elements
Balance System Acupuncture
Classical Chinese Medicine
Chinese Astrology
Five Elements


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Past Free Events

Recording

from May 17-18, 2020

51st TCM Kongress Rothenburg

Opening Day

Free
Dan Bensky
Dan Bensky
Ayla Wolf
Ayla Wolf
 

51st TCM Kongress Rothenburg

Opening Day

with Dan Bensky and Ayla Wolf

Recording

from May 17-18, 2020

Register for FREE!

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Overview

We are thrilled to be hosting this year's TCM Kongress through Net of Knowledge in partnership with the AGTCM. In this multi-day streaming event we will strive to re-create the unique and engaging atmosphere of Rothenburg.

Since its beginning in 1968, the TCM conference in Rothenburg has been a centre for professional exchange and a meeting place for colleagues. The enjoyment and fun of study is a major part of Rothenburg as well as the commitment and quality of the speakers, brought together from all across the world.

This 51st TCM Kongress Rothenburg will focus on: “The Earth School, Gastro and Neurogastroenterology, Li Gao: Pi Wei Lun”.

This opening day is FREE to attend, and features three mini-classes by Dan Bensky, Poney Chiang, and Ayla Wolf.



Your Teachers

Dan Bensky

Dan Bensky

Dan has a long-term interest in Chinese and Chinese medicine, having obtained a diploma in Chinese medicine from the Macau Institute of Chinese Medicine in 1975, a Masters in Classical Chinese from the University of Washington in 1996, and a Doctorate in the Discussion of Cold Damage from the China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences in 2006.

Ayla Wolf

Ayla Wolf

Dr. Wolf is a Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine specializing in neurological disorders, chronic pain, and concussion recovery. She is a faculty member of the Carrick Institute of Clinical Neuroscience and Rehabilitation.


Categories

Classical Chinese Medicine
Acupuncture



Tags

Pi Wei Lun
Gastro-enterology
Neurogastroenterology
The Earth School


Recording

from May 7, 2020

An Introduction to Auricular Medicine

Free
TruthSayer
TruthSayer
 

An Introduction to Auricular Medicine

with TruthSayer

Recording

from May 7, 2020

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Overview

Auricular Medicine is a specialty within Traditional Chinese Medicine that has its roots in the Huang Di Nei Jing and some of its branches in Western Medicine. Using the micro-system of the Auricle, Auricular Medicine has developed into an incredibly sophisticated system of both diagnosis and treatment of all bio-systems of the body. The diagnosis is remarkably comprehensive and accurate. Without a patient interview, or history, the examination alone provides the doctor with more information than the patient’s intake paperwork. Treatment can relieve acute pain within seconds. Dr. TruthSayer’s introduction includes many interesting cases from her clinical practice.



Your Teacher

TruthSayer

TruthSayer

Dr. TruthSayer, DAOM, Dip.OM, LAc, LMFT, is a President Emeritus of the California State Oriental Medical Association, and a former faculty member of the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco. She is Founder and Chief Faculty of the Institute of Auricular and Transcendental Medicine and has lectured around the world on auricular topics.


Categories

Classical Chinese Medicine
Auricular Therapy



Tags

Auricular Acupuncture
Auricular Diagnosis
Ear
TCM


Recording

from May 4, 2020

Yin and Yang and the Fertile Space in Between

Sabine Wilms, In Dialogue with Cara Conroy-Low

Free
Sabine Wilms
Sabine Wilms
 

Yin and Yang and the Fertile Space in Between

Sabine Wilms, In Dialogue with Cara Conroy-Low

with Sabine Wilms

Recording

from May 4, 2020

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Overview

As practitioners of Chinese medicine, we are quick to celebrate the “ancient” or “traditional” or “classical” roots of our beloved medicine, but all too often ignore or fail to comprehend the full implications of the ancient wisdom. What does the Yellow Emperor mean by that famous exhortation from the Great Treatise on the Resonant Manifestations of Yin and Yang that is usually translated as “to treat disease, seek the root!”?

Sabine looks forward to exploring with you the full potential of Chinese medicine in the midst of a pandemic that so clearly reveals the limitations of biomedicine and the extractive mindset of our modern world, at a time when needling patients is not an option in most parts of the world. Let us take a closer look at this saying in its context, and explore what this really means for the contemporary practice of Chinese medicine. Ultimately, we shall contemplate with Laozi that “The way that can be used as a way (or in other words, the Dao that can be taught) is not the constant way.”



Your Teacher

Sabine Wilms

Sabine Wilms

Sabine Wilms is the author and translator of more than a dozen books on Chinese medicine. With a PhD in East Asian Studies and Medical Anthropology, she specializes in bringing ancient Chinese wisdom to life. Some of her favorite topics are gynecology, pediatrics, medical ethics, and “nurturing life” as envisioned in the Chinese medical classics.


Category

Classical Chinese Medicine



Tags

Needle usage
Philosophy
Yin
TCM
Yang


Recording

from April 13, 2020

How the Classical Chinese View on Emotions Can Help Us Today

Free
Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée
Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée
 

How the Classical Chinese View on Emotions Can Help Us Today

with Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

Recording

from April 13, 2020

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Overview

As human beings, we cannot be without emotions. At the same time, emotions disturb us to the point that we act no more with reason or intelligence. When a situation triggers an emotion, it is usually an important matter needing an accurate reaction, true to life; and it is precisely that what the emotions prevent us to do. The classical Chinese medicine’s approach of emotions, specially agitation and anxiety, exposes what happens inside ourselves, in our heart-mind, as well as in our blood and qi, our organs, and gives leads to regulate ourselves and to come back to a more balanced assessment of the situation and efficient action.



Your Teacher

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

Elisabeth Rochat de la Vallée

TCM academic and historian, Elisabeth Rochat has specialized in both medical and philosophical Classics in her 40+ years career. She co-authored 'A Survey of Chinese Medicine' and continues to teach about the Classics of TCM internationally.


Category

Classical Chinese Medicine



Tags

Organs
Anxiety
Agressive Energy
Agitation
Emotions
TCM
Acupuncture
Classical Chinese Medicine


Recording

from April 6, 2020

Dietary Support for Wei Qi for Covid-19 Prevention or Maintenance

Free
Andrew Sterman
Andrew Sterman
 

Dietary Support for Wei Qi for Covid-19 Prevention or Maintenance

with Andrew Sterman

Recording

from April 6, 2020

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Overview

Boost The Host, Terrain Medicine, that is my motto. Much dietary advice in the time of corona offers foods to “supercharge immunity” or “help kill viruses” (or denies what diet can contribute altogether), but let’s spend an hour or so discussing the foundations of Wei Qi integrity and specific foods that implement those strategies. We need a clear and comprehensive strategy that the body knows how to respond to, based on classical teachings of Chinese medicine (using easy to find foods in today’s constrained market options). Andrew will present an overview, then we can discuss specifics for differing phases of covid illness and recovery.



Your Teacher

Andrew Sterman

Andrew Sterman

Andrew Sterman, author of the two volume book, Welcoming Food: Diet as Medicine for Home Cooks and Other Healers, specializes in the use of common foods for healing purposes, through a classical Chinese medicine perspective. He also teaches medical qigong and the use of meditation for everyday life. Andrew writes a column for Golden Flower Chinese Herbs newsletter and studied under Jeffrey Yuen.


Categories

Classical Chinese Medicine
Diet and Nutrition



Tags

Meditation
Immunity
Covid19
Dietary
Wei Qi
Classical Chinese Medicine
Recovery


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